Julia International School (Edogawa-ku, Tokyo)

Julia International School website http://www.juliainter.com
Address: 7-26-5 Shinozaki Edogawa-ku Tokyo Zip:133-0061 (access is 30 seconds away from Shinozaki station in Edogawa-ku, Tokyo.)
Phone: 081-3-3670-8545 Email: admission@juliainter.com

An international school that offers a preschool and kindergarten in English (and an afterschool for children up to 15 years) that was established in Sept 1 2004. The preschool curriculum  (18 months to 4 years old / 9:30 to 14:00 Mon-Fri)is designed to nurture the full range of development areas of pre-school and kindergarten kids, help children build their confidence, learn how to share and develop social skills and to foster creativity and problem solving ability. The curriculum includes story-telling, eurhythmics, arts & crafts that develop their imagination, and other various activities such as reading, writing, calculations, French lessons and cooking to help their concentration. All classes are in English (except French & Japanese) taught by native speakers.

Through the kindergarten program (3 to 6 years old / 9:30 to 15:00 Mon-Fri), the children develop the ability to think and express themselves through studying, and building confidence, independence, and self-expression. The curriculum includes reading, writing, listening, pronunciation, mathematics, computer, music, and French. There are also classes for Japanese, arts & crafts, and cooking.

Afterschool programs (3 to 6 years old / 15:30 to 17:30 Tue-Fri and 3 to 15 years old / 17:30 to 18:30 Tue, Fri) are also available. The English Classes allows the children to study English conversation and grammar from the basics, so that they can “speak, write, and read English”. They also develop the skills to listen and understand practical English while making sure they can follow English. Various classes ranging from beginners to those who need to prepare for school entrance exams are available.

French Lessons are also offered to allow the students to be exposed to other languages. Students are taught the basic conversations through games and fun activities. The activities include singing, exercising and games.

School mission and philosophy:

Children of the next generation will be definitely required to take a more active part in the international community. It is important to have the necessary communication skills to interact with people around the world to fully participate in the international community, English is the universal language. Studying English during early childhood is effective, but that is not good enough to be globally accepted. Language skills are important, but they are not the only component. We believe that the most important thing is to understand the cultures and customs of various countries, organize one’s thoughts, and express them clearly. In partnership with parents, we would like to help their children develop the kindness and compassion.

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